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American Mutoscope And Biograph CompanyPostman Picking Up Mail RFD (1903)

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Postal wagon stops at a farmhouse and postman takes mail from box. A woman in a split bonnet buys a stamp directly from the carrier and gives him another letter. Notice there is no driver up front. The horses know the route so well that no driver is needed. He reponds totally to voice commands from the carrier in back. Partially restored.



This movie is part of the collection: Stock Footage

Producer: American Mutoscope And Biograph Company
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black And White
Keywords: stock footage; US Postal Service; mail delivery; RFD; farm; horse drawn wagon; rural

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: Mobyus - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - April 4, 2007
Subject: Postman Picking Up Mail RFD
A neat little "slice of life" vignette. I must disagree that there is no driver though - you can clearly see the driver's whip moving down and away as the buggy enters the scene.

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